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Johnnie's Pastrami

4017 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 397-6654
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Ranked #9 of 266 Restaurants in Culver City
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 am
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Federal Way, WA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Johnnie's is always our first stop after a plane ride from Seattle to LA whether is in the morning or late at night. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I like their "French Dip" style Hot Pastrami Sandwiches better then the famous Carnegie Deli in NYC. Love the service, (servers here for years), atmosphere and food. We love... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food, atmosphere, people all great! For the price - worth it! I would recommend a drive, even in LA to get one of their sandwiches. The beer was very cold ... the way it should always be served. I had the Hot Pastrami!

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited L.A. after a five year absence making Johnnie's a must stop. The food was as expected GREAT!!!! The fries are my favorite! But really you go there for the pastrami which will not disappoint!

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My boyfriend loves pastrami and wanted to come here to Johnnie's. From Long Beach, it took us about 40 minutes on this fine Memorial Day Monday--which makes this place blessedly empty so far. I've never been here but I like the patio dining area where we sat. There were cute little picnic style tables with flower boxes lining the perimeter... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Tried their Hot Pastrami on French roll and I was surprise the size of the meat oozing fresh from the pan. It taste like moisture and oily in your mouth without the pickles, jalapenos, or mustard on it. Unlike other pastrami I tasted before this one has distinctive taste that's similar to homemade pastrami. It's raw and I feel like... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I haven't been to Johnie's for 5 years at least - and I got a chance to go this past week when I was in LA. Let me tell you - it was WORTH THE WAIT. You can't go and not have the Pastrami, but my buddy isn't a fan, so he ordered the Patty Melt. Under any other circumstances,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I've been to Johnnie's Pastrami on Washington dozens of times, but I wasn't reviewsing on TA then. Had time to go there on Wednesday night. As expected, outstanding sandwich (Hot Corned Beef on French Roll), fries/onion rings, water...and Heineken. All while sitting outside at 7:30 pm at night by the fire in shorts and T-shirts. Pickles to die for. All... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Johnnie's is far and away the best pastrami sandwich in Los Angeles. The outdoor seating area is nice with a great fire pit to keep you warm on those latte night visits. I love the pickles, people in the know will ask for the "atomic" mustard and clear those sinuses. I'm literally drooling just thinking about it.

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Johnnie's is A Favorite Staple of my family since 1960's , We'd drive by on movie night ,on the way to the Culver Drive -In Theater , sometimes we'd stop bye on the way home ! Then there'd be a MOB . But just like in childhood Johnnie's Juke Box played away. Inspiring some to sing or dance . Wether... More

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Inglewood, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

I have been a fan of Johnnie's for 30 years. Now the pastrami is dry and has the flavor of cardboard and basically poor quality. Get it together. You gave a reputation to uphold.

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